“The Voyeur”–what a journey!!!!!

Luongo, Michael T. “The Voyeur: The Novel”, Alyson, 2007.

What a Journey!!!!!

Amos Lassen

Michael Luongo in his novel “The Voyeur” gives quite a look at sex and self preservation among gay men in New York.

Jason Green, our main character is a 27 year old sex researcher and educator, He feels if he can find out more about our sexual lives, society will be that much better off. He gets a view of the “dark side” of the human psyche and behavior and learns what we have to do to give ourselves definition.

When Jason is almost attacked, he is saved by a wooden penis while he was researching private and personal lives of gay men. What he is researching is actually part of the underground homosexual scene in America’s largest city. As he looks at lives, he also is let into secrets. As this happens, Jason realizes that his work is dominating his life and threatening the relationship he has with his parents, his co-workers and his relationship with his partner. He soon finds out that he has not spent enough time looking at his own life instead of looking at the lives of others.

The seamy side of New York that he researches includes sex clubs and bathhouses and he discovers that this dark world of sex is filled with danger. But there is one more shock awaiting him and it is even greater than any he has experiences so far. As a voyeur he is not able to stop watching as this world which was unknown to him fascinates him and sucks him in.

This is one of those books that you will not want to put down. The suspense and the plot are irresistible and when you combine a good story with a great writing style, you get a double bonus. The book seduces you with its cleverness and is an exciting story of what lasts from generation to generation and what disappears. A real tour-de-force, “The Voyeur” is one of the books that you will want to read this summer. An added plus is that it will give you a whole new viewpoint toward what many gay men consider to be the most exciting sex life possible.

 

Advertisements
  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: